Major Patrick Henry, Co. B, 14th Mississippi Infantry, CSA

1843

  • February 12: Patrick was born to parents Patrick and Bettie Henry.

1850

  • November 14: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Madison County, MS showed 7 year old Patrick living with his parents Patrick and Bettie Henry.  Patrick Sr. was a planter with $20,000 in real estate and 79 slaves.

1860

  • June 10: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Brandon, Rankin County, MS showed 16 year old Patrick living with his parents and siblings. His father Patrick was a planter with $17,000 in real estate and personal property.

1861

  • May 4: Patrick enlisted in the C.S. Army.
  • July 24: Mustered into the C.S. Army 6 MS Infantry. Remarks “Transferred to ‘New Guards’ Capt M. Laurin June 10, 1861 Illegal age 18”
  • August 24: Mustered into the C.S. Army 6 MS Infantry.

1862

  • June 24 to December:  Company Muster Rolls.  Present.

1863

  • February 28 – June 30: Company Muster Roll. Present.  Remarks “Name appears present at Pat Henry Jr.”
  • July & August: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • September & October: Company Muster Roll. Absent.  Remarks “Absent-on 3 days leave granted Oct 28,63”
  • November & December: Company Muster Roll.  Absent. Remarks “Absent –on 6 day leave since Dec.24,1863.”

1864

  • July & August: Company Muster Roll.  Remarks “On detached service Act. A & J. Gen. Jno, Adams’ staff.  Name appears in col. names present. Signs certify on roll as inspector and mustering officer.”
  • August 20: Appeared on Inspection Report of Adams’ Brigade near Atlanta.
  • November 8: Appeared on list of staff officers of Brig. Gen. Adams taken in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Remarks “Actg. Brig. Inspr. Adams’ Brigade”

1870

  • June 18: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Rankin County, MS showed Patrick, a farmer, living with his mother and siblings.

1874

  • Patrick Henry married Margie Cocke.

1880

  • June 1: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Rankin County, MS showed Patrick, a lawyer and farmer, and Margie living with their children: Robert, age 5, Tom, age 3 and Patrick Jr, 9 months. Also living with the couple was Patrick’s mother Bettie C. Henry.

1887

  • October 24:  The Times Picayune, New Orleans, LA.

1896

  • May 20: The Times Picayune, New Orleans, LA.

1900

  • Official Congressional Directory, published by the U.S. Gov’t
  • June 6: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Brandon, Rankin County, MS showed Pat, a member of Congress, and Magaret (Margie) living with their children: Robert, 25, Patrick Jr, 20, Edward, 18 and Annie, 16. Also living with the couple were Margie’s mother, Harriet, and sister, Sudie.

1910

  • April 19: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Brandon, Rankin County, MS showed Pat, a lawyer, and Margie living with their adult children: Robert, Edward and Annie.

1917

  • February 11: Pat’s wife Margie Cocke Henry died.

1920

  • January 2: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Brandon, Rankin County, MS showed Pat, a lawyer, living with his adult children: Robert and Annie.

1930

  • April 2: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Brandon, Rankin County, MS showed a widowed Patrick, mayor of Brandon, living with his adult daughter Annie and two boarders.
  • May 18: Patrick Henry died. An article appeared in The Daily Herald, Biloxi, MS.